Beth Waldron, MA

All posts by Beth Waldron, MA

October 16th, 2013

Redefining MI After Revascularization

James de Lemos reflects on a new definition of “clinically relevant myocardial infarction after coronary revascularization” from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). The SCAI proposal is published in JACC. KEY FEATURES of the NEW DEFINITION The new SCAI definition of MI after revascularization differs in several ways from the 2012 Universal Definition […]

March 8th, 2012

The Psychological Impact of DVT and PE

The evaluation of the care and outcome of patients with venous thromboembolism is often focused on the visible short-term effects of a clot, such as: Has the acute clotting episode resolved? Are chronic pain, swelling, or other post-thrombotic issues well managed? Has there been any bleeding associated with anticoagulation? Has there been a VTE recurrence? […]

September 28th, 2011

Troponin Elevation in Skeletal Muscle Disease: Vindication for the Consulting Cardiologist?

In an elegant study that will resonate with the anecdotal experience of many consulting cardiologists, Jaffe and colleagues provide strongly suggestive evidence that elevations in “cardiac” troponin T may not be quite as specific for cardiac muscle injury as has been claimed (see CardioExchange News blog). Among patients with skeletal myopathies who had elevations in […]

September 2nd, 2011

When Patients Can’t Afford a Medication

Editor’s Note: The following guest post by Beth Waldron is reprinted with permission from ClotConnect, a valuable resource for patients about blood clots and clotting disorders. Waldron is the program director of the UNC-Chapel Hill Blood Clot Outreach Program. Prescription Assistance: When Patients Can’t Afford a Medication Beth Waldron, Program Director of the Clot Connect project, writes…. Approximately 1 in 5 […]

February 7th, 2011

The Fellowship Training Blog Moves Into the Trenches

Andy and I would like to formally welcome John Ryan, who is a second year fellow at the University of Chicago Medical Center, to the Fellowship Training blog at CardioExchange. John has already made several contributions to the blog. Many of you will remember his blogs at the AHA meeting, where he introduced us to […]

December 23rd, 2010

James De Lemos: Looking Back at 2010 and Ahead to 2011

To celebrate the holiday season, CardioExchange asked several of our contributors to choose the 3 most important cardiology-related events of the past year and to make 3 predictions for 2011. Looking back at 2010: ACGME releases new work hour rules. Although these new guidelines are not specifically focused on cardiology training, they promise to impact all cardiologists in […]

September 13th, 2010

Fellowship Training Around the World

In the last of a series of posts from the ESC meetings, Susan Cheng offered some interesting insights into differences between the ESC and the large U.S. meetings such as AHA and ACC, including major differences in how research is funded and performed in countries outside the U.S. Comoderator Andy Kates and I started thinking […]

May 21st, 2010

The Perils of Multitasking

How often do you find yourself trying to do so many things at once that you either make, or come close to making, a mistake in patient care? In an article recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, nurses who were interrupted during medication administration were more likely to make a medication error. Is […]

April 6th, 2010

It’s springtime….that must mean it’s time for that speed dating game we call the fellowship match

Every year around this time I spend hours thinking about what qualities go into making a good fellow and, equally important, how to figure out if an applicant has these qualities. When we review applications, we have only a few pieces of objective information such as academic pedigree, board scores, and publications; the rest is highly subjective half-truths from the personal […]

March 8th, 2010

Cardiology in the Big Tent
Helping our fellows make the most of a national meeting

Click here to see this blog, originally posted on December 2, 2009.